About us 26 years of growth Why help? Did you know?£10 could fund an initial phone call to a newly diagnosed person/their family.£35 could provide an autistic adult, who lacks social skills, the opportunity to attend one of our social groups and build their confidence.£50 could fund two specialist workers to support autistic young people (age 10 – 17 years) at one of our Wanted Fun sessions.£150 could fund one evening youth club session, benefitting 10 autistic young people.£500 could provide 15 autistic children the opportunity to go to the zoo and share the same life experiences as others their age.£1000 could fund 1 LOAF (Loads of Autistic Fun) session, benefiting 10 autistic children and their parents & siblings. The costs to maintain the charity increase year on year and in 2017 our costs will be over £600,000. 81p out of every £1 we receive goes directly towards funding our services. The remaining 19p is spent on management, administration, staff and fundraising for the future. These are just some of the costs:£175 to run a daytime or evening social activity group for up to 20 autistic adults.£500 to run a 2 hour soft play session for around 30 autistic children and their families. £700 to run a 6 week training course for around 30 parents of autistic children.£1,500 to run a 6 week trampoline course for 8 autistic young people or adults.£1,500 to provide personalised employment support to an autistic adult, to help enable them to gain or maintain a job.£3,500 to run a 6-8 week skills course for 6 autistic adults.£23,000 to run our helpline service for a year, supporting hundreds of autistic people, their families and associated professionals.£45,000 to run our 4 evening youth clubs which benefit around 90 high-functioning autistic young people (£500 per session)£70,000 to run our 4 Saturday morning social activity and support groups which benefit around 65 autistic children and their families.£125,000 to run 10 weeks of summer activities for around 138 autistic children and young people (£1,000 per session). If you would like to help us raise the funds to cover these costs please visit our 'Ways to Fundraise' page. You can donate here. Thank you for your support.